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Kimono Tutorial - Part 1 by Kurokami-Kanzashi Kimono Tutorial - Part 1 by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Yay! I'm finally getting some work done on this tutorial! Parts 2 and 3 are almost ready too. They just have some minor details that need to be added.

Hit the download button to see the tutorial at it's full size!

Part 1 - Measurements
Part 2 - Choosing fabric [link]
Part 3 - Kimono pieces [link]
Part 4 - Sewing the sleeves (coming soon)
Part 5 - Sewing the body and attaching the sleeves (coming soon)
Part 6 - Attaching the collar and finishing (coming soon)

Oh! And one more thing! I just found this neat website for figuring out your kimono size. Under the waist measurement put in the part of your body that is widest (hips, bust or waist) to get better results: [link]

Still, it might be best to take some measurements for your arms and such just to be safe since everyone's proportions are different.
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Sailormoonprincess Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what would be considered the waist?
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:iconkurokami-kanzashi:
A waist measurement is not required. Generally, the widest part of a person's body is used to create the overall width of the garment. This happens to be the hips on a great deal of women. If that is not the case for you, just substitute the widest part of your body (bust, waist or hips) for the hip measurement in the pattern above.
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:iconbibanan:
Also, have you thought of joining ImmortalGeisha.com? Its a very friendly website with tons of people who make kimono and help each other out!
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:iconkurokami-kanzashi:
Thanks for the suggestion. I've been a member of IG for about 5 years now. My user name is GoldenPhoenix there.
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:iconbibanan:
>:O Good Good! ^__^
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:iconkikikoy:
Thank you !!! ^_^
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:iconkittyears92:
kittyears92 Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much for putting this on here!! it cleared up a few questions I had... I just wish it was a bit bigger
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:iconkurokami-kanzashi:
No problem. Just hit the download button to view the image at its largest size.
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YamiLess Jan 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
this is super useful :D
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:iconarturiacos:
You're awesome for making this tut. Thanks, I was looking for something like this :D :+fav:
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